Des­ti­na­tion: Mal­lorca

Think the two of you re­lax­ing, jet boat­ing and eat­ing lots of de­li­cious food. Yes please!

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WHERE TO STAY BELMOND LA RESIDENCIA (BELMOND. COM/LA-RESIDENCIA-MAL­LORCA)

Nes­tled amongst olive and cit­rus groves on the edge of the vil­lage Deià, you will fall in love with this oh-so-re­lax­ing spot. With lux­u­ri­ous ac­com­mo­da­tion and an award-win­ning spa, two gor­geous pools (or even a suite with your own pri­vate plunge pool!) you’ll be well rested and ready for some ac­tiv­i­ties. The Belmond team can or­gan­ise for you to take an art class, or pack you a pic­nic on one of their res­i­dent don­keys (true story!) so you can wan­der off for an au­then­tic feast.They also of­fer a com­pli­men­tary two-hour boat ride which will take you along the coast­line and in amongst hid­den coves and hide­aways. With this out­look you’ll be tak­ing pics ga­lore. DON’T FOR­GET: To check out their per­ma­nent sculp­ture gar­den – it’s one of the largest in Spain!

Where to eat Ca’s Pa­tro March – Car­rer sa Cala, 16, 07179 Deià, illes Balears

The most ro­man­tic lit­tle restau­rant – and an ad­ven­ture to get to as well, since you’ll have to make your way down the windi­est moun­tain road through the moun­tains to the sea. It’s ram­shackle but beau­ti­ful. Aim for early even­ing when the crowds have gone if you’re in the height of sum­mer. If you like seafood and rosé, this is your place.

restau­rante Playa Del Mago – Calle Por­tals Vells, 07184, Calvià

You can drive your boat right up to the beach, drop an­chor and head in for some do­rado and paella! While it’s not the fan­ci­est in terms of dé­cor, you will leave with a very, very full tummy. Per­fect for stretch­ing out on the boat, right?

or try:

For a posh din­ner: hos­pes.com/en/mal­lorca For yummy tapas: restau­ran­te­laboveda.com For de­li­cious drinks: hotel­hostal­cuba.com

Best time to go

High sea­son is July and Au­gust, when you can ex­pect lots of blue skies and sun­shine (the per­fect an­swer to Aussie win­ter!) There’ll also be plenty go­ing on – think festivals and pa­rades – but book well ahead. High sea­son means high prices.

get­ting around

All jour­neys, whether it’s a bus, taxi or ferry, from the air­port or ferry port to the cen­tre of town take around 15 min­utes. Check with your ho­tel and see if they of­fer trans­fers.

Spend your days cy­cling be­tween the ho­tel’s two out­door pools.

Lounge out­side in the balmy night air with a cock­tail in hand.

The ar­chi­tec­ture looks as amaz­ing as the beach!

Cathe­dral La Seu looks gor­geous at sun­set.

An 18th-cen­tury Mal­lor­can finca (coun­try es­tate).

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